[rescue] IBM p44 DVD optical drive?
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Apr 6 13:56:37 CDT 2009
On Monday 06 April 2009, Ray Arachelian wrote:
> Hope this isn't too OT, but I've got an IBM p44-170 with a SCSI CDROM
> drive. I'd like to upgrade it to a DVD-ROM and be able to boot off
> install media with it.
> I'm wondering if a Sun DVD-ROM will work in it, they're both scsi.
> Do IBM pSeries AIX machines need 512 byte block optical drives like
> Sun does? Or do I need 2048 byte blocks, or something else?
> Do they check the manufacturer ID strings, or do they just care about
> the SCSI-ID?
It should just work. The SCSI ID doesn't matter, as long as it doesn't
overlap with something else.
Things aren't as finicky as they used to be.
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